Mayra Davis
by on November 23, 2021

There is a lot of stuff that a person needs to learn before starting travel blogging. A person can learn the basic stuff from travel agents. However, further knowledge comes from experience only. There are a lot of things that I wish I knew before starting blogging.

Here are some simple tips that travel agency recommend people know before they start blogging. It is very easy to get the tech stuff that is required to start the process. However, there are a lot of mindset obstacles that are a little harder to get through.

Take a lot of photos while traveling

When you go on a blogging trip don’t just be travel photographers. Instead, you should look for unusual opportunities as well and become a little creative. Look for simple stuff like signs, transport, and people carrying stuff. You can use these photos for several purposes and these can be used to fill posts of all kinds.

I have regretted not doing this several times in the past. I made a trip to Africa and my biggest regret is not taking these simple photos. I took care of everything else involving getting everything booked from However, I forgot about taking these simple photos.

My suggestion is to keep your eyes open at all times when you are on a trip. You should start with planning everything before time. The travel agents can tell you about everything that your destination has to offer. This would allow you to plan all the photos.

Be vigilant with your note-taking and journal writing when traveling

If I knew before that hindsight is wonderful then I would have been very vigilant in my travels. I would have been more vigilant with my journal writing as well. Most of the time, I would completely disregard writing anything in my journal for several days. Then when I would remember about it, I wouldn’t have the motivation to do so.

Afterward, I would completely forget about everything once I have come back from my trip. Then I would be asking the travel agency to remind me of the places that I visited in the country. So, after a few trips, I built the habit of writing everything in my journal on daily basis.

I suggest carrying a notebook and pencil with you at all times. You can use it to write the details about everything and every place that you visit. Otherwise, you can wait till the end of the day till you get back to the cozy residence that you got from BNB travel. You can write everything there with ease.

Get your permalink structure right

When I talk about my travel regrets, this one is my biggest regret. It is technology must be aware of the advice that I would give to all the beginner bloggers. I wouldn’t care much about my permalink structure during my early travels. I would completely disregard the fact that I am going to have a complex category structure for the blog.

In short, the URL of my blogs would be very long. Moreover, the control that I enjoy over my categories is limited. I wouldn’t be able to move my categories as it would mess up the whole URL. I think it is better to go with a date/post structure when it comes to permalink structure. This is best for your readers and is advised by most travel agents.

Travel blogging will consume a lot of your time

Creating a travel blog is not going to be easy. It is a very time-consuming process and you would have to invest all of your time into it. If I start speaking about principles of success then it would become a long post. The crux of the matter is that only do travel blogging if you are passionate about it. To rise to the top, you are going to have to invest a lot of time.

One thing about success remains the same that only a small portion of the population can enjoy it. A mere 20% of people enjoy 80% of the success because they are willing to put in the extra effort. I am baffled by the people who say that they are not in this for money and accuse others of being sellouts.

If you are just taking photos for keeping records then it is just your hobby. It is just going to consume your time and life. If you don’t want to get rewarded in the end, then why are you putting in all the effort? Most of us do this because it is our passion but also because we want to make an earning from it.

If I stop making money from this then I need to stop blogging. Moreover, I need to stop helping others become better at this. Do what you love doing and blog about your passion. If you don’t do it because it is your passion then it would become a struggle. You need to believe that you deserve a reward for all the effort that you are putting in.

Go outside your niche for traffic

I love when people from the travel community come to my blog. Most of the people who visit my blogs are travel agents. However, I also love having non-travelers on my blogs. You are going to have very limited success if your viewership is very small. If most of your readers are the same people who are swimming in the same niche as you then you are not going to have much success.

It is very difficult for travel bloggers and travel agencies to read and promote the work of all bloggers. Moreover, the bloggers are already aware of most of the stuff. If you are in this field to become a part of the 20% then you need to draw more traffic. You will have to become creative to draw other people to your blogs. Target the people who are not traveling yet but are looking for inspiration.

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